Kate Upton Seems to Be Getting a Vogue CoverS

The Kate Upton Vogue cover rumor just got a little more juice thanks to a Samsung publicist. In a pitch touting an interview with the model, the publicist promised Upton could "chat about her upcoming Vogue cover in June" in addition to whatever Samsung gewgaw she was being paid to promote. Condé Nast has yet to comment on the cover rumor. Upton has previously covered Vogue Italia, British Vogue, and Sports Illustrated — twice. [Styleite]


In this Brian Atwood ad starring Eva Herzigova, an innocent pair of stiletto shoes is cruelly ruined in a swimming pool. [Buzzfeed]
Kate Upton Seems to Be Getting a Vogue CoverSJourdan Dunn owns these insane Chanel high-tops. [HighSnobette]
Kate Upton Seems to Be Getting a Vogue CoverAnd Gisele Bündchen, meanwhile, is the face of Chanel's Les Beiges makeup collection. [Hello!]
  • Now that Wal-Mart has a zero-tolerance policy for safety issues at its supplier factories, the world's largest retailer is said to be considering pulling out of Bangladesh. "Made in Bangladesh has become a dirty word at Wal-Mart," says one executive at a company that works with Wal-Mart. "They are extraordinarily sensitive to bad press." Wal-Mart was a major client of the Tazreen Fashions factory, which had a history of safety issues when it burned to the ground last November, killing 111 garment workers. Wal-Mart was heavily criticized for trying to slow the implementation of stricter safety standards in Bangladesh. The company is said to be encouraging its suppliers to instead look for low-wage labor in countries like Burma, Cambodia, and Vietnam. [WWD]
  • Condé Nast held a meeting for its editors-in-chief last Friday to introduce Anna Wintour in her new role of company artistic director. Those hoping for clarification about exactly what her role will entail were disappointed; Wintour and her superiors' remarks were "boilerplate." "Maybe she plays a huge role. Maybe she's a figurehead. Who knows?" says someone present. [WWD]
  • John Galliano was spotted at Central St. Martins, the fashion school that is his alma mater, sparking rumors that the disgraced designer had taken a position as an instructor there. Not so, says the school — Galliano was just doing a student crit. [Fashionista]
  • Kate Spade expects to see its annual retail sales rise to $2 billion within the next four years. And with its new lower-priced line Saturday, the brand is gunning for territory currently occupied by J. Crew. [WWD]